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Protect your cat from biting insects with Activyl. This flea treatment is a once-a-month topical for cats and kittens 8 weeks of age or older and 2-9 pounds. Activyl works by breaking the flea cycle—plus, fleas don't need to bite your cat to be killed! It's recommended that you treat your furbabies monthly for the optimal control and prevention of fleas, so Activyl makes it easy with their built-in easy applicator. This treatment even starts killing fleas within eight hours of application, eliminating them after 24.

Key Benefits
  • Monthly flea treatment that prevents and protects against flea infestations and starts killing them within 8 hours of application.
  • Kills all flea stages, plus kills fleas that may cause the common skin disease known as flea allergy dermatitis.
  • Long-lasting protection against fleas for up to 1 month, so you don’t have to worry about applying medication every day.
  • Easy to apply topical treatment for your feline companion 8 weeks of age or older that is 2-9 pounds only, plus it’s water-resistant and waterproof.
  • Breaks the flea cycle, no biting required, plus the quick-drying treatment leave no noticeable odor or fragrance behind.
Precautions

For external use on cats and kittens only. Do not use on kittens under 8 weeks of age and weighing less than 2 lbs. Do not use on cats (male or female) intended for breeding, pregnant or nursing.

Important Information

Fleas rise to the top of your pet's coat as they die, so consider it a triumph if you start seeing more fleas at first, after treating your pet. If you’re still seeing fleas after application, it may be because your pet has picked up new fleas from the environment, which may include other pets, surfaces and outdoor areas. It may take up to 30 days to break the entire flea life cycle. Additionally, you should also treat sources of new fleas (i.e., carpet, yard, etc.) to ensure complete flea control.

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  • Item Number
    150218
  • Brand
    Merck
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Kitten, Senior
Instructions
  • Open one foil pouch and remove applicator.

  • Hold applicator in upright position away from your face and snap tip open by bending it and folding it back on itself.

  • Part your pet’s coat and place the applicator tip against the skin at the base of your pet's skull.

  • Squeeze applicator firmly applying entire contents directly to skin. Do not allow product to run off. Do not have contact with treated area until it is completely dry.

It is recommended to reapply every 30 days or as needed, but DO NOT apply more than 1 applicator per month.

  • Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL:

  • Pesticide Storage: Store in a cool, dry place inaccessible to children and pets.

  • Pesticide Disposal and Container Handling: If empty, do not reuse the container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled, call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.

FAQ

Where is this product sourced from?

We source all our products from manufacturer approved distributors or directly from the manufacturers. Chewy takes pride in ensuring that our furry friends’ wellbeing is always our top priority. We have worked hard to partner with all of the manufactures to deliver 100% authentic products

Should I bathe my pet before treatment?

Bathing your pet is not required. According to veterinary industry standards, your pet should not be allowed to swim or be shampooed within 24 hours after applying a spot-on product.

Can Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats be used on pets with itchy skin?

Activyl can be used in the management of pets with itchy skin due to flea bites—also known as flea allergy dermatitis or FAD.

Can I use Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats all year-round?

Fleas can be a year-round problem indoors and outdoors. Applying Activyl every four weeks ensures your dog and cat will be protected from fleas throughout the year.

How does Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats spread over my pet's body?

Activyl spreads in the lipid layer of your pet's skin.

Should Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats be used differently on long- and short-haired pets?

Activyl spreads throughout the skin and coat of your dog or your cat the same way in both long- and short-haired breeds. To provide the best care for your pet, just ensure that you select the correct size of Activyl for your dog or cat based on its weight and apply the product directly to the skin, not on top of the coat.

Do fleas need to bite for Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats to work?

Activyl remains on the surface of your pet. Fleas get exposed to Activyl when they jump onto a treated animal. It can enter the flea either by moving through their outer surface (called a cuticle) or if the flea happens to ingest some. Since Activyl is on the surface of the pet and not in the pet's bloodstream, fleas do not need to take a blood meal for Activyl to start working.

Why do I see more fleas after I have applied Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats or other spot-on products?

Fleas tend to hide away unless disturbed. When Activyl starts to work, fleas lose coordination and will sometime move to the coat's surface. This may make them easier to see. Please don't worry; these fleas will die soon.

Why can I still see fleas after I have treated my pet with Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats or other spot-on products?

The fleas you see on your pet are fleas that have newly jumped from the environment on your pet. Those fleas will die soon. It is important to take a three-pronged approach to treating fleas. This is because only a small percentage of the flea population is on your pet. Most of the flea population exists as immature stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) in your pet's surroundings. Activyl is active against both adult fleas on your pet as well as immature fleas in your pet's environment, but it takes some time to clean out the flea population in the house. To help speed this process up, you should clean your house thoroughly (for example, by washing your pet's bedding and thorough vacuuming your pet's favorite spots in the house) to help reduce the number of immature fleas present. If there is a serious infestation, it may take some time to control. But any fleas you see on your pet a few days to weeks after treatment probably represent re-infestation from fleas emerging from cocoons in the environment. Activyl lasts for 4 weeks and it is important to repeat treatment on time every month. At least 3 consecutive treatments are recommended for effective control of flea infestations on the pet and in the pet's environment, and continued treatment is needed to prevent your pet from bringing new fleas home.

Can my pet swim or be washed after I apply Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats?

Activyl has been tested to make sure it is not easily rinsed or washed off. However, Activyl must first be allowed to spread and dry on the skin. According to veterinary industry standards, you should not wash your pet or allow it to swim for 24 to 48 hours after application. Consult the product label8 and your veterinarian for more information.

Can I use Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats when my pet is on medication?

You should consult the product label and your veterinarian before applying any product if your pet is on medication.

Can I apply two different spot-on products?

Spot-on products are available for fleas and also for other parasites. Please consult your veterinarian for the most appropriate treatment for your pet.

Can I use Activyl on pets other than dogs and cats?

Activyl for Dogs is designed for use on dogs and Activyl for Cats is designed for use on cats. Please consult the product label and your veterinarian for advice on suitable treatment for other pets.

How frequently should Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats be applied?

One treatment of Activyl lasts for 4 weeks and it is important to repeat treatment on time. Year-round treatment is recommended for optimal treatment and control. Please consult the product label8 and your veterinarian for further information.

When should I start treating my pet for fleas?

Activyl for Dogs, Activyl for Cats and Activyl Tick Plus for Dogs only can be administered as early as 8 weeks of age. Dogs should weigh at least 4 lbs and cats should weigh at least 2 lbs. There are very few places in the world where there are no fleas. In warmer climates, fleas are present all year round, while in more temperate climates, fleas are present mainly from late spring through to late fall and even longer, thanks to central heating. To be on the safe side, Activyl should be applied all year-round to avoid giving flea populations a chance to build up on your pet and in your home. Consult your veterinarian about using Activyl on your pet and when to apply it.

How does Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats work?

Indoxacarb, the active ingredient in Activyl, becomes fully insecticidally active after contact with flea enzymes. This is what makes Activyl unique.

Does Activyl for Dogs and Activyl for Cats kill fleas before they can lay eggs?

Fast-acting flea products like Activyl may paralyze and kill fleas before they can lay eggs.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best flea medicine!

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    This stuff is the best on the market right now for fleas. After trying so many brands and nothing working, this did the trick. Only negative thing about it is the strong smell. But it's worth it to have all the fleas gone.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vet Approved and Recommended

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    I am pleased that my vet approved and recommended Activyl for feline flea treatment. Monthly application has been successful preventing fleas. It is fast, effective, and lasts the full month as advertised.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stuff.

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    I have tried almost.every flea treatment possible for both my cats and dogs and so far nothing has worked til now. This stuff is working great for both my cats and my dogs It was actually recommended to Mee by the U of I Bet. Med. School and it works great.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Flea carcasses everywhere.

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    I’ve used this on my lil 6 pound kitty. It has worn off each time after only about 20 days, and becomes significantly and progressively weaker starting at about 2 weeks after application. The worst part is there are always half-dead or slowly dying “zombie fleas” dragging along the exterior surface of her white fur. Most of them are adult size. Every night she sleeps next to me on a fuzzy pink pillow on my bed, and she grooms herself on it. Every time she gets up, there are literally at least 20+ flea carcasses sprinkled about the pillow, many of them still twitching or sluggishly moving around. She also likes to sleep on my desk sometimes and has also been leaving flea carcass wreaths there I’ve used this on my lil 6 pound kitty. It has worn off each time after only about 20 days, and becomes significantly and progressively weaker starting at about 2 weeks after application. The worst part is there are always half-dead or slowly dying “zombie fleas” dragging along the exterior surface of her white fur. Most of them are adult size. Every night she sleeps next to me on a fuzzy pink pillow on my bed, and she grooms herself on it. Every time she gets up, there are literally at least 20+ flea carcasses sprinkled about the pillow, many of them still twitching or sluggishly moving around. She also likes to sleep on my desk sometimes and has also been leaving flea carcass wreaths there as well. Sometimes when I just stroke her fur a disgusting flea carcass will like fall off into my lap. Definitely not worth the money even though it’s really cheap. I’ve gotten even cheaper generic flea treatments at the grocery store that have been more effective than this stuff. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really works!

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    My cat is allergic to flea bites and will break out in hives and loose his hair. I have tried so many flea products and most work a week or two. This product cleared the few fleas he had, hives were gone within two weeks and kept the fleas off for over a month. Plus he's getting his hair back!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Activyl and my Bebe

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    Having never tried this product I am quite surprised with how well it worked. I am used to buying the expensive brands and wanted to see if this product would match up. Activyl seems to be be doing well, despite having recently adopted a dog who brought with him a ton of fleas. The fleas are actually jumping on me. I'm fairly certain that after ridding the house and dog of pesty creatures, I will be very impressed with the product. Fingers crossed.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Crazy-cat-mom

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    We ordered this for kittens. We have previously used Advantage II quite successfully. But this actively* stuff did not perform as promised -- far from it. Fleas still active after 5 days. Will return to Advantage II.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    so far, so good...

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    It's my first time trying this product... I love in Mississippi in the midst of tons of pine trees (and FLEAS!) and have 2 cats, one of which goes in and out. Since applying this product, the scratching that had started has ceased and I have not spotted any new fleas.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great flea prevention

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    As always I'm completely satisfied with my purchase of Activyl! It's a great product that's very effective. It was originally recommended to me by my veterinarian.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    After having no results with frontline, I decided to try this brand and shortly after using it I was not seeing fleas any more. Will continue to use this product on my cats when faced with fighting fleas.

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